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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.

American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.

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HUTCHISON, KAY BAILEY, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $19,444.54

Average cost per trip - $2,160.50
Total number of days spent traveling - 21 days
Rank of representative - 307 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Vinson & Elkins, Houston, Texas
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - speak to firm's women's seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,582.00
Lodging Cost - $990.00
Meal Cost - $174.24
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,746.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - George C. Marshall Foundation
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 8, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Remarks at George C. Marshal Foundation Award Reception and Dinner honoring President George Herbert Walker Bush
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates.

Travel Cost - $1,451.50
Lodging Cost - $173.77
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,625.27

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 15, 2002 - August 21, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S. -Russian Relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,362.20
Lodging Cost - $1,676.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,838.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - June 20, 2003 - June 21, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Attend the AEI World Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,746.50
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $89.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,020.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Kincaid School, Houston, TX
Dates - May 23, 2003 - May 23, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Serve as commencement speaker for The Kincaid School graduation
Notes - dependent accompanied. Dulles - Houston - Dallas

Travel Cost - $3,093.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,093.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Northrop Grumman
Dates - July 18, 2003 - July 18, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Serve as sponsor for the christening of the USS San Antonio
Notes - Spouse attended

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $275.33
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $275.33

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute Inc
Dates - November 29, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Irvington, VA

Purpose - Bicameral Leadership Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $339.00
Meal Cost - $437.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $776.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute Inc
Dates - January 27, 2005 - January 28, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bicameral Congressional Retreat.
Notes - Greenbrier

Travel Cost - $184.00
Lodging Cost - $636.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $820.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lasker Foundation
Dates - September 23, 2005 - September 23, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To make remarks at the 60th Anniversary Lasker Awards Program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $250.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $250.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.